Winfield, KS

School Details

Southwestern College has its roots in the tradition of the Methodist circuit riders, whose love of education helped shape the educational landscape of the 19th century. Founded in 1885 by the Southwest Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, the college graduated its first class of three students June 3, 1889. The City of Winfield contributed resources to the original campus. In 1909 its name was changed from Southwest Kansas Conference College to Southwestern College. Traditional-aged students are housed and educated on a wooded 85-acre site in Winfield, Kansas. The curriculum and extensive co-curricular activities are designed to prepare Southwestern’s graduates for “leadership through service in a world without boundaries.”

Working adults of all ages complete college degrees through the Professional Studies program. On-ground centers are in several locations in Kansas and Oklahoma, but the majority of learners choose to complete classes online. Graduate degrees are offered both on the main campus and through Professional Studies, with the college enrolling its first doctoral students in 2012.

Accreditation & Licensing

Southwestern College – Kansas is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

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Art & Liberal Arts

Bachelor of General Studies


Bachelor of Science in Accounting Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Bachelor of Science in Business Quality Management Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Management & Development Bachelor of Science in Operations Management Bachelor of Science in Strategic Leadership Graduate Certificate in Executive Leadership Graduate Certificate in Executive Quality Management Master of Business Administration Master of Science in Leadership Master of Science in Management Undergraduate Certificate in Operational Leadership Undergraduate Certificate in Organizational Communication

Computer Science & IT

Bachelor of Science in Computer Programming Technology Bachelor of Science in Information Systems Management

Criminal Justice, Safety & Law

Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Bachelor of Science in Security Management Certificate in Cybercrime Investigation Certificate in Emergency Management & Business Continuity Graduate Certificate in Emergency Planning Master of Science in Security Administration


Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership Master of Arts in Teaching Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction Master of Education in Special Education High Incidence Disabilities Master of Education in Special Education Low Incidence Disabilities


Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration

Psychology & Human Services

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

Religion & Philosophy

Bachelor of Science in Christian Ministries